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Nov 28 2017 - New Brunswick Athletes at National Cross Country Championships
New Brunswick athletes competed at the National Cross Country championships that were held at Fort Henry in Kingston, ON. This is year 3 of 4 that the championships will be hosted in Kingston and year 3 of 4 that athletes saw the course as a truly challenging XC course. Race conditions were rainy, muddy, and a cool windswept day. In true New Brunswick form, tough conditions produced some really great performances.
With Pan Am Cross Country national team implications to both the U20 and Senior Men's and Women's races. Athletes raced to top 6 eligible placing in order to be selected. Pan Am Cross Country will be hosted in San Salvador, El Salvador February 17th, 2018.
All 3 age categories saw athletes from New Brunswick compete.
In the U20 category Laura Dickinson from ASEA was 7th in a time of 21:37 for 6km in the Women's race. Laura had an outstanding performance given the tough conditions and the very competitive U20 Women's field. With her finish, Laura is eligible for the U20 Women's Pan Am Cross Country team. On the men's side Brady Graves from SJTC was 15th in 26:02 over 8km in the U20 Men's race.
In the senior competition both genders competed over 10km. On the men's side Matt McNeil finished 34th in 32:37. Sarah Myatt was the top Senior Women from NB in 47th with a time of 39:27.
Chris Belof , Athletics New Brunswick High performance coach had this to say "On a tough day in Kingston is was great to see such a strong representation from NB athletes. Laura, Matt and Brady's performances speak to the talent and coaching knowledge that we have here in NB. Cross Country is a very important part the endurance athletes development, and with that having the great representation that NB did across the genders and age groups was exciting to see. I look forward to those numbers and results growing in the future."
Other NB finishers included:
Hannah Trites : 86th - 16:05 - Youth women
Isaac Cull - 50th - 27:34
Michael Colford - 56th - 27:47
Lars Schwarz - 68th 28:21
Ian Verschoor - 75th - 28:38
Dawson Nancekievill - 79th 28:51
Tyler Adams - 82nd - 29:00
Mitchell Spragg - 85th - 29:10
Grant Handrigan - 85th - 35:11 - Senior men
Nov 26 2017 - ANB awards winners 2017
On Saturday (the 25th), we hosted our annual awards gala to honour all of the hard work of our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers through the last year.
Nov 26 2017 - Konica Minolta SportNB awards
Nov 26 2017 - 18th Oromocto Invitational Highlights
Yesterday, Oromocto played host to our first indoor meet of the season! The 18th Gagetown invitation, and over 100 athletes opened their season with a bang!
Nov 22 2017 - New Brunswick athletes ready for National Cross Country Championships
On November 25th, the Canadian national cross-country championships will take place in Kingston, ON. Runners of all ages will congregate to the historic Fort Henry landmark to mix to face off against the best competitors in the country. Once again, team New Brunswick will be well represented on the course in most age categories, holding even a few medal threats.
The team is lead by Under-20 runner Laura Dickinson. The confirmed powerhouse from Miramichi, NB, will enter the race shooting for the podium, coming off a remarkable summer of competing. The 2017 Pan-American 5000 metre gold medallist and Canada Summer Games runner-up in the 3000m steeplechase will hope to extend her recent success on the roads to the cross-country course.
Sarah Myatt of Fredericton, NB, is expected to contend for a spot in the top 25. The lone senior female competing for New Brunswick is no stranger to national contests. She has represented University of New Brunswick at the CIS/U Sports track and field championship during her varsity career. She is also a multiple time AUS all-star in cross-country.
Hannah Trites will be donning the red and green colors in the youth race. Also hailing from Fredericton, she was the runner up at the 2017 NBIAA high school championship. Trites had also competed in the 800 meters at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB, where she finished in 17th place.
On the men’s side, team NB will be led by a well-known duo of Junior athletes: Michael Colford and Brady Graves. The former runs with the University of New Brunswick, and holds a personal best of 8:31 for 3000 meters. The latter is a second year student at the University of Guelph, and holds the New Brunswick outdoor 10 000m record of 31:22. Colford and Graves finished in 8th and 9th in the 1500m at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, respectively, and will look to be competitive in a strong Junior men’s field.
Ian Verschoor, University of New Brunswick’s second finisher at the 2017 AUS cross-country championship (behind Colford) will also be lining up New Brunswick with his varsity teammate, Isaac Cull. Only 18 and originally from Yarmouth, NS, Cull holds a 3000 meter personal best of 9:00. Lars Schwarz, the 2016 & 2017 NBIAA cross-country champion, will keep them on their heels.
Also competing for the University of New Brunswick are Tyler Adams, Mitchell Spragg, and Dawson Nancekievill.
In the Senior 10km race, Grant Handrigan of Moncton will represent New Brunswick. The former standout at Memorial University is currently a professor at l'université de Moncton. Matt McNeil of Saint John will also compete in the senior race. McNeil has had great success on the cross country courses in recent years and represented Canada at the FISU Cross Country Championships in Italy in 2016.
More information about this event, such as schedule and entry lists may be found following this link:
Best of luck to all of our competitors! Keep making our province proud!
Nov 20 2017 - 18th Annual Gagetown Meet & ANB Awards Gala
This Saturday (November 25th, 2017) marks the 18th annual Gagetown Track & Field Meet. This will be the first indoor track competition of the season in New Brunswick and will set the tone for the indoor season.
Universities will be well represented by competing athletes from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University as well as l’Université de Moncton.
“The Gagetown Meet is always a great way to kick off the beginning of the indoor season in our province,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “This is the perfect opportunity for athletes to get into their rhythm and gear up for the indoor season. It is fitting that the meet is hosted on the same day as the ANB Awards Gala and we are fortunate to have access to these facilities,” added LeBlanc.
The meet will commence at 10:30am at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, NB. There are multiple events taking place, including running, jumping and throwing for all age groups as well as a quadrathlon for younger athletes where they get to experience a variety of track and field events. In previous years there have been athletes as young as 6 years old, all the way up to 86 competing at one of Canada’s best indoor facilities.
The event is open to spectators at no charge.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1416
Following the event, ANB will host its annual Awards Gala where athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers will be awarded for their excellence over the past year. This is a great way to end the day after a competition, with a meal and award presentations. Doors open at 3:30pm and the presentations will begin at 4:00pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1417
Nov 5 2017 - Atlantic Cross Country Championships Recap
On Saturday, Centennial Park in Moncton was host to the Atlantic Cross Country Championships! It showcased some of the best cross country talent from the Atlantic provinces.
The athletes who were 5 and under ran a 500m race, on the girls side Ella Lablanc won with a time of 3:16.93, second was Audree Roy with a time of 3:17.40 and third place went to Leah Friel with a time of 3:18.83. On the boys side Noah Mazerolle was the winner with a time of 2:50.04, second was Kieran Magee with a time of 3:04.29, and third was Vincent Vallee with a time of 3:08.04.
The 6 and 7 year olds ran an 800m race, on the girls side Mia Armstrong was the winner with a time of 4:19.38, second was Taylor-Lynn Brun with a time of 4:25.29, and third place was Annabelle Landry with a time of 4:27.27. On the boys side Matteo Leblanc was the winner with a time of 3:53.08, second was Jerome Drapeau with a time of 3:55.65 and third was Mathis Landry with a time of 3:58.07.
The 8 and 9 year olds ran a 1000m race, on the girls side Abigail Manson was the winner with a time of 4:41.47, second was Emily Thomas with a time of 4:44.19 and third was Myah Trottier with a time of 4:53.52. On the boys side Cameron Maccurdy won with a 4:23.59, second was James Fullerton with a time of 4:27.16 and third was Gavin Reagon with a time of 4:28.06.
The 10 and 11 year olds ran a 1500m race, on the girls side Felicia Mortimer was the winner with a time of 7:04.82, second was Anna Somers with a time of 7:08.37 and third was Tori Allen with a time of 7:11.11. On the boys side Liam Kilfoil won with a time of 6:34.68, second was Alexi Collette with a time of 6:35.62 third was Jonah Young with a time of 6:36.68.
The 12 and 13 year olds ran a 2000m race, on the girls side the winner was Emma Cameron with a time of 7:28.53, second was Cara MacDonald with a time of 7:35.40, third was Jessica White with a time of 7:47.81. On the boys side the winner was Nicholas Harvey with a time of 7:22.88, second was Luke Purdy with a time of 7:25.33 and third was Aaron Partington with a time of 7:37.31.
The 14 and 15 years olds ran a 3500m race, on the girls side the winner was Erin Vringer with a time of 13:20.58, second was Emily Doucet with a time of 13:43.43 and third was Siona Chisholm with a time of 13:44.15. On the boys side the winner was Francois Richard with a time of 12:33.35, second was Oliver Premier wit a time of 12:53.41 and third was Owen Enstrom with a time of 13:03.88.
From there everybody 16 years of age and up ran a 6000m race, on the women's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Tanna Burke with a time of 23:13.80, which was good for 3rd overall. The 18-19 year old winner was Tori Fitzpatrick with a time of 24:04.23, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Sacha Hourihan with a time of 22:21.90, which was good for the 1st overall spot.
The 40-44 year old winner was Julie Dupuis with a time of 28:31.30, which was good for 18th overall. On the men's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Jacob Benoit with a time of 19:43.92, which was good for the 1st overall finish.
The 18-19 year old winner was Tyler Adams with a time of 21:44.98, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Aaron Sellers with a time of 22:44.79, which was good for 11th overall.
The 35-39 year old winner was Grant Hadrigan with a time of 19:57.28, which was good for 2nd overall. The 40-44 year old winner was Colin McQuade with a time of 23:20.40, which was good for 15th overall.
The 45-49 year old winner was Carol Lepage with a time of 21:59.82, which was good for 6th overall.
The 50-54 year old winner was Dave Harju with a time of 22:41.26, which was good for 10th overall.
The 55-59 year old winner was Eduoard Bourque with a time of 28:45.02 which was good for 28th overall.
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=994
1- New Brunswick: 7pts
2- Nova Scotia: 22 pts
1- New Brunswick 9 pts
2- Nova Scotia 35 pts
1-New Brusnwick 22 pts
2- Nova Scotia 27 pts
12-13 years :
1- Fast Tracks : 21 pts (1-3-4-6-7)
14-15 years :
1- ASEA : 17 pts (1-2-3-5-6)
2- YHZ : 71 pts (10-11-14-17-19)
1- YHZ : 51 pts (3-4-11-16-17)
2- Greater Moncton : 52 pts (7-9-10-11-15)
3- Jackyl’s Avenue : 68 pts (1-6-18-21-22)
4- Chaleur : 86 pts (14-16-17-19-20)
Congratulations to all of the athletes on their great performances, and thank you to all of the volunteers who made this great event possible.
Photos from the event provided courtesy of Susan Acheson, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AthNB/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2252631728095871
Complete results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=994
Nov 2 2017 - Lalonde, Doucet, Dickinson, LeBlanc , Coombes, Church and Arseneault among Sport NB's Konica Minolta Sport Awards Finalist
Sport New Brunswick announced yesterday the names of the finalists for the annual Konica Minolta Sport Awards, and once again Athletics New Brunswick members are very well represented! In fact, Athletics as the most nominations of any sport in New Brunswick !
In the Westmont Hospitality Group Female Athlete of the Year category, distance runners Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton) and marathoner Shelley Doucet (Quispamsis) are both finalists.
Following her incredible season, Laura Dickinson of Miramichi is nominated for Female President’s award.
Wheelchair racing rising star Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton) is a finalist in the males Presidents award category alongside para Thrower Max Arsenault (Rothesay).
Earl Church (Shediac Cape) is one of the finalists for the Boston Pizza Male Coach of the Year.
Athletics is well represented in the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport award with two finalists in Veronica Coombes(Shediac Cape) and Max Arsenault (Rothesay) i
Congratulations to all finalists!
For Full List of Nominees please go to: http://sportnb.com/en/item/64-sport-nb-announces-konica-minolta-sport-awards-finalists
“Every year the selection committee has a difficult job in narrowing the field of nominees to our finalists; and this year was no different.” said Darcy McKillop, Chief Executive Officer of Sport NB. “With over 60 nominations the quality of nominees in all categories was higher than it has ever been and the voting very close in all categories. Among our finalists we have athletes of all ages, coaches, officials and volunteers who have been involved at all levels of sport, from grassroots to international competitions.”
The Konica Minolta Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments of New Brunswick’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. “New Brunswick can be very proud off all the people who were nominated,” said McKillop. “These are the types of people who inspire others to be great and help see the value in sport participation. New Brunswickers can be very proud of these individuals”.
Nominations were submitted by a number of different organizations throughout the Province. Finalists were selected based on their achievements from September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Konica Minolta’s support, as well as the other corporate sponsors - the Westmont Hospitality Group, Boston Pizza, BrunNet, Teed Saunders Doyle & Co and Taylor Printing Group make these awards possible year after year. This year’s awards dinner and ceremony will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John on November 25th. Tickets are available by calling Sport NB at (506)451-1320.
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